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Portfolio Manager

The Requirements

We're looking for a Portfolio Manager to join us in Belfast or Dublin

  • Reporting to the Head of Business & Performance Manager, you'll be responsible for developing and generating new business operating model opportunities; supporting the leadership team to deliver the UBI DAC CIO business strategy aligned to the bank-wide policy and business frameworks
  • Technology is a critical function in delivering the bank’s core capability and you’ll be responsible for supporting the leadership team to understand the technology portfolio and associated benefit to deliver the UBI DAC CIO business strategy
  • You'll act as a key influencer by ensuring Ulster Bank’s strategic priorities are prioritised within RBS Technology Services
  • Hold responsibility for the UBI DAC technology budget and ensuring delivery in line with expectations
  • You’ll also enjoy significant stakeholder engagement and exposure to all areas of the bank

What you'll do

You'll work in partnership with areas across the bank in the planning and management of  business support activities, new initiatives, projects or processes throughout the business area, ensuring the consistent application of best practices and processes.

Day-to-day, you'll:

  • Be accountable for the coordination, governance and control of priority deliverables, such as technology regulatory returns
  • Be responsible for the oversight and reporting of the Technology Global Change portfolio and transformation initiatives impacting UBI DAC
  • Conduct regular reviews of the investment and change portfolio, challenge the status quo, and influence decision-making about portfolio priorities
  • Understand business and project risks and how they may impact the technology portfolio
  • Build, manage and maintain a positive working relationship with stakeholders across UBI DAC, RBS and Technology Services
  • Oversee the UBI DAC technology budget and ensure delivery in line with expectations
  • Be accountable for budget and headcount reporting, including overview of monthly cost report checking, monthly forecasting, cost allocation, budget setting, cost control initiatives, business cases, provision of local analysis intelligence and commentary, identifying trends, concerns and areas for improvement
  • Provide input to the bank’s periodic budgeting process to ensure Ulster Bank’s strategic priorities are prioritised within RBS Technology Services

The skills you'll need

To succeed in this role, you'll bring project management experience of complex technology change programmes.

We'll also look to you to bring:

  • Evidence of strong leadership skills in developing and implementing successful business initiatives within a complex environment, and achieving tangible and sustainable results
  • Excellent communication skills, able to present and influence at all levels within the organisation and externally as required
  • Formal Technology, IT Governance and service management certifications such as ITIL
  • Knowledge of risk management appropriate to a financial services institution
  • A proven track record building highly effective relationships with multiple senior stakeholders across multiple business report lines
  • Proven ability to deliver results in tight timescales and evidence of ability to produce detailed reports and positioning papers to an Executive standard

How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary and you'll also join our retirement savings plan. You can also choose from a selection of protection, healthcare or lifestyle extras from RBSelect, our fully flexible reward programme.

Visit our reward and benefits page for more information on the benefit packages we offer.


At Ulster Bank, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we’ll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles - find out more.

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This role falls under Conduct Rules of the Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and is subject to pre-employment screening. This means if your application is successful, you’ll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These may include a full credit check, a criminal record check (if based in the UK), residency and right to work checks.